Allison Dagen assumed the role of assistant provost of graduate academic affairs in July 2021, following three years as a Provost Academic Leadership Fellow in OGEL. She continues to support graduate program development and evaluation and help to identify policies and processes to enhance graduate programmatic assessment. Dagen collaborates with graduate associate deans, faculty senate, WVU Online and the Office of the Registrar to conceptualize, develop and implement new academic programming.
Dagen is a professor of literacy education in the College of Education and Human Services, where she has taught since 2002 and served as coordinator of the master’s in literacy education program. She was selected as a Provost Fellow in 2018 to support graduate academic affairs with a focus on graduate curriculum and the University’s Graduate Council. Dagen continues to contribute as a tenured faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services.
Her research interests include professional learning opportunities for literacy educators and emergent literacy practices, and she has been actively engaged with the International Literacy Association since 2003. Dagen led the WVU Women’s Leadership Initiative for two academic years and has served on multiple University and college committees focused on research and publications, promotion and tenure and scholarship awards.
She joined the WVU faculty in 2002 after earning her doctoral degree in instruction and learning/reading from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was an instructor and graduate assistant.